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by Jon W
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Monitor for Acad
Replies: 16
Views: 2457

Re: Monitor for Acad

I’ve worked daily with the progression of Autocad versions since the ‘90s. If you have some familiarity with Autocad 10, you’ll get comfortable with 14 in short order. Don’t get discouraged if everything looks different on the screen when you first open it up - Autodesk has a nasty habit of “improvi...
by Jon W
Sat May 15, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: The random things we find
Replies: 13
Views: 4905

Re: The random things we find

No, after my neighbors die and their survivors put things out curbside for trash pickup.
by Jon W
Sat May 15, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: The random things we find
Replies: 13
Views: 4905

Re: The random things we find

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when we die it all goes in a dumpster anyway
Not always, I think a lot of it actually ends up in my shop.
by Jon W
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Single class project ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 6458

Re: Single class project ideas

50% usable is a pretty good percentage, in my experience (not that that has stopped me buying from HF).

It would be fun to see a post of what your first batch of students’ end products are, if you get a chance.
by Jon W
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Single class project ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 6458

Re: Single class project ideas

My mistake, I completely misinterpreted the question. How about a simple desktop pencil holder? 2" or so cube, with one face (bottom) angled. Drill top face for either one or an array (time dependent) of pencil-holding holes. Could either start with raw stock that student has to cut to length, or a ...
by Jon W
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Single class project ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 6458

Re: Single class project ideas

How about a machinist’s scribe/pointer? Brass or aluminum handle, hardened steel point/tip that threads into the handle. The handle could include a rounded/ball end at the back (lathe), knurling (lathe), turned grooves (lathe), a hexagonal section or two to keep it from rolling when set down (mill/i...
by Jon W
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Lead Ball Mold
Replies: 5
Views: 4435

Re: Lead Ball Mold

For whatever it’s worth, graphite crucibles are available on Amazon for fairly short money.
by Jon W
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Old tools
Replies: 38
Views: 20440

Re: Old tools

Hello Steve,
A top o' the hat to you for putting the proceeds towards a good cause. I'm very interested in the 123 blocks and V blocks, if they're still available.
Thank you, Jon W